Transition Town West Kirby

Events & Activities 2015

West Kirby Daffodil planting
Tuesday 24th November, 10am
West Wirral Rotary is teaming up with TTWK to cheer up the grassy area in front of the Concourse with some spring bulbs.
We have 500 bulbs to plant! So please come down with spades & trowels and join in - you'll have the satisfaction of seeing a great splash of colour there in the spring.
West Kirby Farmers Market
West Kirby Farmers' Market
Saturday 28th Nov, 9-1pm
Thirty great stalls with a wide range of locally produced and homemade food and drink.
For a taste of what the market sells, download the market newsletter or drop us a line to subscribe to the monthly market news -
We're the fourth Saturday of every month, but don't forget that the December market is a week earlier on the 19TH DECEMBER.
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As part of the Global Climate March
Sunday, 29th November:
Wirral Earth Fest Climate Change Walk to Hilbre Islands, 7am
Meet from 6.30am at Dee Lane (beach end, obviously). Please make sure you bring warm and waterproof clothing. Bring a flask of something hot to drink and a snack to share.
Mellow Yellow and many other groups will be joining the walk as part of the Global Climate March prior to the UN Climate Change talks in Paris the next day. See the walk on Avaaz and register if you plan to come.

Energy and our Carbon Footprints - what they mean for us!
Friday, 4th December, 7pm
(Christmas Cake, Muesli and Hovering Helicopters)
Gareth Padfield, Nick Drew and Margaret Campbell.
Part of the Transition Town Lecture Series on Energy & Climate Change
At Wirral Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
(Please note there is no parking on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that you park at West Kirby Concourse. People with limited mobility may be dropped off at the Centre but please then park elsewhere.)

Christmas Fair at West Kirby Library
Saturday, 5th December, 1-6pm
Homegrown Bananas will be working with Wirral Arts Centre once again to present some seasonal (and some not so seasonal) entertainment at The 2nd Best West Kirby Christmas Ever Christmas Craft Fair in West Kirby Library. Join us for music and performance from 1pm to 6pm.
For those interested in taking part in the festival either as a stall holder or on another date please contact

Apple Avenue Maintenance Session
Wednesday, 16th December 1-3pm
Repair work, mulching and pruning of the community orchard off Gilroy Road.
We start off, for those who wish, with a brief relaxation exercise.

Christmas Decoration Workshop
Wednesday 16th December, from 7pm
A Mellow Yellow workshop at Wirral Arts Centre to make your own Christmas decorations. Beginning with a meditative session from 7pm with the making beginning at 8pm. Suggested donation of 5 to cover cost of materials.
At Wirral Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL - Please note there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors who need to come by car should park at West Kirby Concourse. People with limited mobility may be dropped off at the Centre but please then park your car elsewhere.

November 2015 News

We had another good turnout at this year's Travelling Light Lantern Peace Parade, with approximately 350 people joining the parade. The show of lanterns was spectacular. Well done to everyone who made a lantern or brought some light along. Once more, the Guardian Angels brought an ethereal element to the event, although somewhat challenged by the windy conditions (thanks to those who helped to right collapsed wings)! Those present in Coronation Gardens observed two minutes silence for peace, sadly apposite given the distressing events in Paris only two days later. St Martin's story was enacted under the light of the lanterns there and then we walked down the prom to the sound of the samba band. Our lovely Beryl couldn't join us this year so the first St Martin's biscuit was broken and shared by Marko and three Dutch children to signify reconciliation. The event was blessed by cheery dispositions, music from Alison Parker, Vox Light Choir, the Ukulele Fanatics and La Bomba samba band, fire poi juggling by Kat Croker and a crackling bonfire. Thank you to everyone who came along and helped to make the event a special one.

Over the last 18 months Mellow Yellow (TTWK's arts, health, spirituality and wellbeing subgroup) events have been supported by Big Lottery Awards for All money and two grants from Wirral Council. Activities that have benefitted from these monies are Travelling Light, performances at Wirral Earth Fest, Homegrown Bananas, Apple Avenue and some of our Mellow Yellow smaller events. Our Big Lottery grant has just ended. We are pleased to say that our end of grant report has been approved and we have been complemented on the work we have done and the number of people included in our activities. Thanks for being part of what has been an exciting and rewarding time for us.

Who are we?

...a group of concerned local people working towards a sustainable low-carbon lifestyle, based in West Kirby, Hoylake, and elsewhere on the Wirral.

We are one of dozens of Transition Town groups that have formed over the last few years throughout the UK and around the world.

The global challenges of climate change and energy shortages are approaching - we feel that we may not be able to do much at a global level, but can do a lot at the level of the local community - and that it is better to plan a local response in advance rather than wait until the problems become a crisis. And we feel that there will be many advantages of a low-carbon lifestyle.

Membership is open to all at no charge.

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What are our plans?

People joining the group are welcome to come to working group meetings on how the community should respond in individual areas such as food, transport and home energy.

About half of our membership comes from outside West Kirby, including Hoylake, Heswall, Meols and Wallasey. As the membership enlarges, we expect that separate Transition groups will develop, based in other parts of the Wirral.

Contact us - stay informed

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If you have any imaginative ideas of ways to celebrate the town of West Kirby and spread the message or want to help organise future awareness raising/community-building/fun events we would love to hear from you. Likewise if you are able to display posters advertising our events.

West Kirby Farmers' Market

A regular monthly Farmers' Market on the 4th Saturday of every month.
If you are a local producer and would like to apply to sell at the market, application forms are available from the West Kirby Farmers' Market website

TTWK national allotment report

Waiting list figures in England remain high, and councils are doing little to increase provision.
Download the full report or the database of council responses.

Wirral A-Z Recycling Guide

In collaboration with Wirral Environmental Network, we publish a guide to local recycling with regular updates. Visit the recycling page on the WEN website for an online version or to print a copy for handy reference.


Why do local shops matter?

Where to buy local eggs in West Kirby

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Our Constitution

West Kirby What's On
Listing of community events in West Wirral.

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